Augusta, GA -
Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. Atlanta based, NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC will be the management company for the hotel, which officially changed hands on Monday August 18th.
“We're excited to be working with The Partridge Inn and to have the opportunity to bring this historic property back to its glory days,” said Greg Winey, president of NorthPointe Hospitality.
“This hotel represents an investment not just in the physical property, but in Augusta's bright future as well. The hotel's excellent location, storied history, and architectural charm make it poised to reclaim its place as the city's premier lodging and special events destination,” said Winey. “We look forward to returning The Partridge Inn to its proper standing as Augusta's icon of Southern hospitality and a market leader.”
The historic hotel, which originally opened in 1910, has 144 guestrooms and suites, a quarter-mile of verandahs and balconies, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, an exercise room, and 8,000 square-feet of meeting space.
NorthPointe will usher in a new era for the esteemed property, which was last updated in 2006. During the $6 million project, the hotel will undergo extensive and complete renovations of all guestrooms, meeting spaces, public spaces, and the exterior. Updates to the hotel will create a fresh look to the property's historic architecture while adding the amenities that today's guests expect.
The first step of renovations, including structural and cosmetic work, will start immediately. During this time, The PI Bar and Grill will temporarily operate on a new dining schedule, which will include only breakfast, dinner and their famous Sunday Brunch. Over the next six months, the remainder of the property will be completely transformed. The property will be ready to welcome guests in March 2015, in plenty of time for the Masters Tournament.
Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC's managing partner, Rick Patton, was part of the company that owned The Partridge Inn in 2006 and is excited to have the opportunity to rebuild and give Augusta's hotel back to the community. “The Partridge Inn has always held a special place for me,” Patton said. “I am so gratified to have the opportunity to return to the hotel and finish what we had hoped to complete in 2006. With both ownership and management responsibilities, we are vested in the success of The Partridge Inn and are here to see it through for the long run.”
(Press release written by Pineapple Public Relations)